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Jan 15, 2013 1:00am EST
as a civil rights activist. it is part of three days of booktv. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg is calling on congress and the white house to reduce gun violence. he spoke at johns hopkins university in baltimore. he said congress is hampering baltimore efforts. he was joined by maryland governor martin o'malley for this event. >> it is important to note where we are gathering. in the past year alone, there were more than 2700 gun related crimes in baltimore. sadly, this is a place where gun violence is not a surprising event. on this anniversary, gathered in a city that must contend daily with the unforgiving toll of gun violence, the importance of this summit cannot be overstated. because our conversations, it will be on the backdrops of a bleak record. it is tempting to regard this summit as one more exercise in futility. the skeptics feel good ideas are no match for the formidable interests that oppose gun control legislation. even after new t i urge a more optimistic view. it is predicated on the belief we are not tethered to the matrix of inadequate national gun la
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
effective leader than the namesake of this school, john hopkins graduate michael bloomberg. [applause] mayor bloomberg conveined the first subject -- with the agenda -- to crack down on legal guns with every tool at their disposal. he concluded, if congress won't take the lead, we have to, and he has. in the seven years since, he's made the removal of such weapons in new york his focus. with 800 municipal leaders of all stripes and nearly a million folloerwers and he is focused on the reasonable restrictions to make the greatest difference for public safety. the mayor may comprise a source for my optimism. in public health issue after issue he has shown courage, stamina, and innovation for life-saving policy changes. his commitment is absolute. i would not want to find myself on the opposite side of an issue to which he has placed his skills. he will speak in a moment. but first i would like to welcome to the podium, governor martin o'malley. a former mayor of this great city and supporter of john hopkins and smart, data-driven efforts. violent crime has fallen 24% since he was elected in 20
Jan 14, 2013 10:00am EST
gun violence in america, including martin o'malley, the governor of maryland, and michael bloomberg, mayor of new york city, co-chair of the mayor's against illegal guns coalition. that is at 9:00 a.m. on c-span 2. now we are going to the democratic line, murray, from brooklyn, n.y. caller: good morning. the last two comments that you read and the vice-president _ my point. we need to look at individual -- underscore my point. we need to look at individual responsibility and gun violence. people who feel they have the right to own guns or published media to -- which shows violence have a firm foundation, but the but -- but the foundation that they cannot stand on is that we must consume this type of material. individual responsibility means do not buy it. if we do not buy it, do not patronize it, it goes out of business. it does not come to a matter of the right to have certain types of media. if we as a consumer do not buy, do not consume, do not patronize this type of media, these type of outlets will of course either have to take their business in another direction or go out of b
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